Agni-IV launch successful
AGNI-IV, the 4,000 km range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile was successfully launched on Tuesday.
Special Arrangement AGNI-IV, the 4,000 km range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile was successfully launched on Tuesday.
India's strategic missile, Agni-IV, was successfully test-fired on Tuesday morning from the Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast. The missile unit of the Strategic Forces Command of the Army flight-tested the missile, which had been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Although the missile's full range is 4,000 km, it was flight-tested on Tuesday for a range of 3,000 km only.
A DRDO missile technologist argued that the missile was "intentionally fight-tested for 3,000 km." He asserted that "there was no problem with the flight at all." Any missile will have a minimum range and a maximum range. "Every time, we test-fire a missile, we will test it for different ranges," he said.
Another top DRDO missile engineer also said Agni-IV was deliberately tested for a range of 3,000 km. "We planned it that way," he said.
The entire flight from the lift-off to the splashdown in the Indian Ocean lasted 15 minutes. The missile rose to an altitude of 500 km before coming down in a parabolic path in the Indian Ocean. The missile's re-entry systems worked well.
V.G. Sekaran, Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, DRDO, called it "an excellent flight."
PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
*********AGNI 4 LONG RANGE MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED
New Delhi: Agrahayana 11, 1936
Tuesday, 02 December 2014
Agni 4, the 4000 kms range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile was successfully launched from the wheeler island off the coast of Odisha, today. This was the fourth successful trial in a series. The long range Radars and Electro-Optical Tracking systems (EOTS) located all along the coast tracked and monitored all the parameters throughout the flight.
Agni 4 is equipped with state of the art Avionics, 5th generation On Board Computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for inflight disturbances. The most accurate Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and supported by redundant, highly reliable Micro Navigation System (MINGS), ensures high accuracy. The re-entry heat shield is capable of withstanding high temperatures that may reach as high as 4000 degree centigrade and above during reentry of missile in earth’s atmosphere and makes sure that the avionics function normally, with inside temperature remaining less than 50 degree centigrade. With Agni 1, 2, 3 and Prithvi already in India’s arsenal, Agni 4 further extends the reach and enhances effective deterrence capability.
The launch operations were carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC). The launch was witnessed by senior DRDO officials led by Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister Secretary Dept of Defence R&D and DG DRDO Shri AvinashChander, who congratulated the SFC and DRDO personnel.
番号：14-3353 発表日時：2014年11月29日 22時
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